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Discover Mojave Outdoor World Activity Unit Curriculum, Daphne Sewing, Jennell M. Miller, Allison Brody Jan 2007

Discover Mojave Outdoor World Activity Unit Curriculum, Daphne Sewing, Jennell M. Miller, Allison Brody

Curriculum materials (DM)

This document provides suggested activity outlines for each recreational unit as well as available resources, pertinent contacts, checklists, and activity assessments. Each unit is correlated with the themes identified by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Conservation Education and Interpretation Team.

The Discover Mojave Outdoor World program introduces urban youth, ages 8-12, to outdoor recreation and environmental education. The program promotes the belief that outdoor recreation plays an important and positive role in the health and fitness of America’s youth.

The program is patterned after the national Wonderful Outdoor World (WOW) program. WOW introduces urban youth and families to the ...


Learning Science At The Lake: A Successful Partnership Between Formal And Informal Educators, Public Lands Institute Jan 2007

Learning Science At The Lake: A Successful Partnership Between Formal And Informal Educators, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (DM)

Emphasis on cooperative conservation through:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Community Engagement


Assessing “Discover Mojave”, Year Two: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel Jan 2007

Assessing “Discover Mojave”, Year Two: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel

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Discover Mojave Outdoor World is a hands-on outdoor recreation program for urban, economically disadvantaged youth. In Year One of the program, knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed to document the effectiveness of program events over the duration of the program. Year One findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. The assessment plan was modified in Year Two by creating assessments for teachers and parents, as well as a developing a structured interview protocol. Changes were made to existing assessments and two new assessment tools were implemented. Findings ...